Cookie policy

The APB Provincial Education Antwerp (APB POA) uses cookies and wants to inform visitors to this website about them.

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or on another device with internet access (smartphone, tablet,...) when visiting web pages. They contain information, linked to a web browser and the specific website. They are stored in a specific folder on your hard drive and assigned a unique ID and duration. If a visitor returns to a specific website then the cookie allows that page to recognize the visitor and build up its history.

Cookies are not active, executing software and are therefore not harmful to your computer. They are used to increase the ease of use of visitors: by identifying visitors with a cookie they do not have to enter the same data every time. In addition, cookies are used to map the surfing behavior of visitors. Which and how many pages are visited, via which route and how long does the visitor remain on the website, etc. Based on these results, the website can be adjusted and the interests and needs of the website visitors can be anticipated.

How can you refuse or manage the use of cookies?

Through the web browser settings you can determine how your web browser handles cookies. You can also always delete cookies already installed on your computer or mobile device. Please consult the help function of your web browser or one of the following web pages:


• Google Chrome
• Mozilla Firefox
• Apple Safari
• Internet Explorer
• Microsoft Edge

Types of cookies

The APB POA websites use the following cookies:

1. Functional or necessary cookies

These cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of this website. You cannot refuse these cookies if you want to visit our website.

  • cookie_consent (location: cookies, retention period: 1 year, provider: APB POA, recipient: APB POA)
  • Purpose: On a first visit to the website, the group Provincie Antwerpen shows visitors a notification in which we indicate that we use cookies. In this notification we also refer to our privacy statement. To determine whether someone visits the website for the first time, we use a cookie that registers whether someone clicks on the cross at the top right of the notification.
  • <unique-identifier>-notificationContainer-freeForm- (location: cookies, retention period: 1 year, provider: APB POA, recipient: APB POA)
  • Purpose: We also use cookies to store whether we have already displayed a specific, one-time notification.
     
  • pa, pa_enabled (location: local storage, retention period: does not expire, provider: Pingdom, recipient: APB POA)
  • Purpose: the APB POA uses Pingdom to monitor the technical performance of the sites.
     
  • More information about these cookies can be found on Pingdom's support page.

2. Analytical cookies

These cookies collect general information that gives us an insight into your use of the website.

a) Google Analytics

The APB POA uses cookies from Google Analytics to generate visitor statistics. The anonymized and aggregated data is stored within Google Analytics.

  • _ga (location: cookies, retention period: 2 years, provider: Google, recipient: APB POA)
  • _gid (location: cookies, retention period: 24 hours, provider: Google, recipient: APB POA)
  • _gat_<id> (location: cookies, retention period: 1 minute, provider: Google, recipient: APB POA)
  • _dc_gtm_<property-id> (location: cookies, retention period: 1 minute, provider: Google, recipient: APB POA)

For more information, please refer to Google's types of cookies and Google analytics' cookie usage.

If you want to automatically opt out of Google analytics everywhere, you can install this handy extension from Google in your web browser.

b) Siteimprove

The APB POA uses Siteimprove cookies to improve the content of the website. The cookies are only used to generate web statistics and do not contain any personal information.

  • nmstat (location: cookies, retention period: 1000 days, provider: Siteimprove, recipient: APB POA)
  • siteimproveses (location: cookies, retention period: per session, provider: Siteimprove, recipient: APB POA)
  • szcib (location: cookies, retention period: 400 days, provider: Siteimprove, recipient: APB POA)
  • sz-feedback-should-hide (location: cookies, retention period: per session, provider: Siteimprove, recipient: APB POA)
  • _cfduid (location: cookies, retention period: 1 month, provider: Siteimprove, recipient:APB POA)
  • AWSELBCORS (location: cookies, retention period: per session, provider: Siteimprove, recipient: APB POA)

More information about these cookies can be found on Siteimprove's support page.

c) Cludo

The APB POA uses Cludo to improve the search function of its websites. Cludo is a technology service that helps us to auto-complete the most likely search terms and show the most relevant and up-to-date results first.

  • cludoSessionId (location: local storage, retention period: never expires, provider: Cludo, recipient: APB POA)
  • cludoSessionIdStart (location: local storage, retention period: never expires, provider: Cludo, recipient: APB POA)

More information about these cookies can be found on Cludo's support page.

3. Advertising and social media cookies

These cookies track your browsing habits to build a user profile in order to show you targeted ads that match your interests.

a) Facebook

  • presence (location: cookies, retention period: per session, provider: Facebook, recipient: Facebook)
  • Purpose: Facebook uses cookies to support your use of Messenger chat windows.
  • c_user (location: cookies, retention time: 1 year, provider: Facebook, recipient: Facebook)
  • Purpose: Facebook uses cookies to check your account and whether you are logged in. This enables them to provide you with faster access to Facebook services and to offer you functions tailored to your needs.
  • datr (location: cookies, retention period: 2 years, provider: Facebook, recipient: Facebook)
  • Purpose: Facebook uses cookies to identify browsers for security and fraud prevention purposes.
  • dpr (location: cookies, retention period: 7 days, provider: Facebook, recipient: Facebook)
  • Purpose: Facebook uses cookies to provide you with the best possible browsing experience by checking the proportions and dimensions of your screen and windows and whether you have enabled high-contrast mode.
  • fr (location: cookies, retention period: 90 days, provider: Facebook, recipient: Facebook)
  • Purpose: Facebook uses cookies to assess the relevance of advertisements.
  • sb (location: cookies, retention period: 2 years, provider: Facebook, recipient: Facebook)
  • Purpose: Facebook uses cookies to keep your account safe, e.g. storing browser specifications.
  • xs (location: cookies, retention period: 1 year, provider: Facebook, recipient: Facebook
  • Purpose: Facebook uses cookies to check your account and whether you are logged in. This enables them to provide you with faster access to Facebook services and to offer you functions tailored to your needs.

More information about these cookies can be found on the Facebook support page.

b) YouTube

  • PREF (location: cookies, retention period: 1 year, provider: YouTube, recipient: YouTube)
  • Purpose: YouTube uses cookies to remember basic preferences such as language choice, search results layout and how information is displayed.
     
  • CONSENT (location: cookies, retention period: 6089 days, provider: YouTube, recipient: YouTube)
  • Purpose: YouTube uses cookies to verify that the visitor has accepted marketing cookies.
     
  • LOGIN_INFO (location: cookies, retention time: 2 years, provider: YouTube, recipient: YouTube)
  • Purpose: YouTube uses cookies to collect user information for integrated videos from YouTube, so that they can be displayed optimally.
     
  • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE (location: cookies, retention period: 6 months, provider: YouTube, recipient: YouTube)
  • Purpose: YouTube uses cookies to estimate bandwidth.
     
  • YSC (location: cookies, retention period: per session, provider: YouTube, recipient: YouTube)
  • Purpose: YouTube uses cookies to store a unique user ID to track statistics of which YouTube videos the user has seen.
     
  • SAPISID, SID, SSID (location: cookies, retention period: 2 years, provider: YouTube, recipient: YouTube)
  • Purpose: YouTube uses cookies to collect user information for embedded videos from YouTube to optimize their display.
     
  • SIDCC (location: cookies, retention period: 1 year, provider: YouTube, recipient: YouTube)
  • Purpose: YouTube uses cookies to collect user information for embedded videos from YouTube to optimize their display.

More information about these cookies can be found on Google's support page.

Who is the data controller and how can you exercise your rights?

Contact APB POA

Elisabethlei 22
2018 Antwerp

Company number: 0541.414.804
e-mail: dpo.apbpoa@provincieantwerpen.be

Because cookies can contain personal data, you can also request access to your own personal data in accordance with the General Data Processing Regulation (AVG/GDPR). You can request the personal data, look into it and, if necessary, have it corrected. In certain cases and if there are good reasons, you can ask for your personal data to be deleted. You also have the right to object to the processing and the right to data portability.

You can exercise these rights via the web form on the website.

Finally, you have the right to lodge a complaint against or about the processing of your personal data with the Data Protection Authority.

Changes to the cookie statement

This cookie statement may change as circumstances dictate, such as changes to our services or applicable legislation. The version number and the date in the title indicate the most recent change. If we add new cookies to our website(s) or online services, we will ask for your permission again via the cookie banner.